Caribbean Urban Forum 2024- Dominican Republic

The Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF) is an international conference on urban planning and development, land management and other spatial planning related topics relevant to the Caribbean context. It has been held annually since its inception in 2011. It is the main opportunity for practitioners, policy makers and researchers to share experience and knowledge on ongoing activities in the Caribbean and/or relevant to the Caribbean, to build capacity through training programmes, workshops, scientific paper presentations, and panel discussions and advance policy positions through dialogues. 

The Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) is the host country representative of CUF 2024, which will be held on June 26th -28th 2024 at PUCMM, Campus Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 

CUF 2024 will be organized in close partnership with the government of the Dominican Republic and with the support of other national, regional, and international organizations. Other major co-hosts are The University of the West Indies (The UWI) through the ACP INNOVATION FUND project: HIT RESET Caribbean  (Harnessing Innovative Technologies to Support Resilient Settlements on the Coastal Zones of the Caribbean), and the Caribbean Network for Urban and Land Management (The blueSpace Network).

The theme of this year’s conference is: Rethinking carribean cities management: Supporting a resilient Blue economy.

List of topic areas

  • Sustainable tourism
  • Application of Digitally Driven Coastal Resilience and Adaptability Strategies in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
  • City Management (transportation, public services, security)
  • Climate Change: New and emergent risk scenarios
  • Innovation, technology, and energy
  • Changing landscape (urban planning and housing)


More info and instructions for abstract submission : CUF 2024

This Forum is one of the major activities of the Harnessing Innovative Technologies to support Resilient Settlements on the Coastal Zones of the Caribbean (HIT RESET Caribbean) Project, one of the 12 granted projects financed under the ACP Innovation Fund.